PAL stands for Peer Advocate Leaders. We serve as peer mentors to help students navigate a successful college career. PALs are trained to work with students to connect them with CU Denver, the Auraria Campus, and the Denver community. These mentoring relationships are designed to foster student engagement and academic success by providing peer-level support that promotes student achievement, growth, and learning through the student’s career at CU Denver. PALs
are paired in First-Year Experience courses to plan and facilitate educational and social activities. PALs also assist students in one-on-one environments.
We're students helping fellow students! Peer Advocate Leaders (PALs) are CU Denver peer mentors. After completing 35-plus hours of training, we support first-year, transfer, and international students, as well as students who are on academic probation.
Classes turning out to be harder than expected? Is college a bit different than what you thought? At CU Denver, we offer mentoring to students who need a little help with their coursework and/or adjusting to student life. If you're looking for a PAL, please contact us.
This is a paid student employment opportunity! If you're looking to work as a PAL, we post our detailed application instructions every spring. PALs are interviewed and hired in the spring, trained over the summer, and begin working in the fall. Ready to get involved?
"If you're going to survive this crazy campus, there are two things you need to know: where coffee can be bought and where there is peace and quiet to study."
"I became a PAL, after seeing how much the PAL I had for my first-year experience course helped me, and I hope to bring incoming students the same comfort and support my PAL gave me."
"My favorite aspect of the PAL program is the compassionate quality of each member of the PAL team. Everyone is so caring and supportive with one another as well as to everyone!"
"Without PAL, I would not be the student I am today. PAL provided me job security and time management skills that helped me to grow and learn as a student."
"I became a pal because I wanted to be able to help other college freshmen transition into college since I struggled a lot my freshman year. I wanted to be able to help them to be successful and strive to do better."
"The aspect I like the most of PAL is how friendly and welcoming everyone that is apart of PAL team is. Everyone is nice and willing to help each other out. There's so many great people that make up PAL, and I'm so happy to be a part of it."